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ERIC Number: EJ1135905
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2161-7252
Women in Computer Sciences in Romania: Success and Sacrifice
Ward, Kelly; Dragne, Cornelia; Lucas, Angelina J.
Journal of International Education and Leadership, v4 n2 Fall 2014
The purpose of this article is to more fully understand the professional lives of women academics in computer sciences in six Romanian universities. The work is exploratory and relies on a qualitative framework to more fully understand what it means to be a woman academic in high-tech disciplines in a second world economy. We conducted in-depth, face-to-face interviews and reviewed a number of documents to create a context for the major social and political changes in Eastern Europe that affected the professional journeys of women academics in Romania. Results convey the ways in which gender, technology, and higher education are bound together by a multiplicity of conscious and unconscious inclusionary and exclusionary practices at universities. Findings also suggest that further research is needed on the theoretical underpinnings and practice of gender equality in Romanian higher education institutions. Women academics in computing face a complex interplay of discouraging factors, including severe financial austerity and the masculine domination of the disciplines, necessitating the establishment of structures and mechanisms to foster honest debate around the dilemma regarding equality of opportunity or equality of outcome.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Romania
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